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Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day - LIBRARY CLOSED - No chat, email, or phone service available.

For Readers

Staff Supported Book Clubs

Better Off Read

Thrillers, mysteries and suspense readers beware! If you enjoy reading mysteries laced with plot twists spanning ferocious locations join us the second Tuesday of each month. Copies of each selection may be placed on hold or borrowed through the library. Visit the Information Desk for assistance.

Please note: discussions may convene off site. Those locations will be announced well in advance. Please register through our online calendar or by calling (518) 584-7860.

Books & Brews

If you've been looking for a chill group to talk books with, this is for you! Once a month we'll meet at Harvey's on Phila Street to discuss what 20 and 30-somethings are reading today. Copies of the books for discussion may be obtained on its shelf at the library, or by placing holds on the online public catalog. Stop by the library Information Desk for any assistance.

Books and Tea

We meet on the third Thursday of every month, from September through June, in the Susman Room of the library at 3:30 PM. You will also find this event listed on our Events Calendar, and posted on the Library programs board on the first floor of the library.

Copies of the selection for the month are available in advance, and are generally first distributed for borrowing at the previous month's discussion. Over the years we have read and talked about a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. Come join us any time and share good conversations around books!

  • Available copies of Books and Tea selections will be in the Reading Group Choices collection on the first floor, and holds may be placed by patrons or staff if all copies of a specific title are out.

Life is Short

Life is Short is a short story reading/discussion group. The group meets once a month to discuss classic, literary, and contemporary short stories. Two stories are selected each month. The group meets at 10:30am on the first Friday of the month in the Glasby Room of the library. Copies of the stories are available at the circulation desk. This program is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend and participate in the friendly, often enlightening discussions. Current selections are listed on the events calendar of the library Web page. Please contact Caitlin Sheldon at ext. 241 for more information.

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